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Old 03-30-2013, 07:57 AM   #1
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I am a new guy to TT camping I pick up the 270FLDS Freedom Express on Thursday She is brand New. I never towed much of anything so I hope to learn allot on this Forum. A bit about myself I am Retired Navy MACM(SW) sold New Homes in Florida for about 13 years. Today I am in Canada with my wife Joann caring for her sister who has Alzheimer's. We get weekends off and needed a getaway so we bought the TT. We use to have a 57' houseboat during good times but we sold it when the Housing market turned bad. So we did do allot of camping but is was on the ST Johns River in Florida.

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:00 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new TT

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:06 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new 270FLDS Freedom Express.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:06 AM   #5
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We started camping two years ago and have been amazed how nice the people are in campgrounds. Our first TT was stored at Ocean Lakes and they deliver and picked up. Watched many many over that year smoothly arrive and depart. We retired and wanted to travel so we traded campers. We took our new fifth wheel to the beach and quickly realized getting something that big in a little spot was not as easy as the "pros" made it look. Not too worry a guy walked over and calmly said "how about I guide you in". He explained the differences in towing a boat and towing a 5th wheel and in just a few minutes we were all squared up. Still amazed when I watch the old pros park one with a tight 90 degree back in on a narrow road but we try to always reserve a pull through for now. Welcome to the nicest group of people you will meet.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. My main concern is backing, but I found a large empty parking lot that I plan on practicing on.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:59 PM   #7
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Thanks all for the welcome, hope to meet some or all on the road one day.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:04 PM   #8
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I am fairly new at towing and backing as well. The key to remember is to not get in a hurry! If there is someone else coming down the row, they will just have to wait! I am not ruining my new camper for the sake of letting someone else get past. You must have patience and just take your time.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:45 AM   #10
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Welcome! I can back up pretty easy now. Hahaha, I just tell the wife that when I back up, I just aim for her. Piece of cake.

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